Suspect in Mexico shot at US Border Patrol agent near San Elizario

A person in Mexico shot at a U.S. Border Patrol agent during a "use of force" incident near San Elizario, authorities said.

The shooting happened before 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the U.S.-Mexico border near the San Elizario area.

The agent came "under fire from the Mexican side" of the border, a law enforcement source told the El Paso Times. The shooting was described as a "use of force incident."

"On April 25, 2024, a Border Patrol agent assigned to the El Paso Sector was involved in a use of force incident near the border," U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Landon Hutchens said in a statement. "The incident is under review by Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available."

No injuries were reported in the incident. No further information was released on the suspect.

This story will be updated.

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